I've been in Bath for eight years after working as a humanitarian aid worker responding to natural disasters and conflict around the world. I joined the Green Party because it represents the best of British values - inclusiveness, civility, kindness, care for each other and the natural world.
I decided to run for councillor because I believe we all have a responsibility to our communities and that so much of politics is centred on the wrong things - criticising others, avoiding responsibility and scandal. I believe that politics should be about how we can improve people's lives in small, practical ways, with a focus on creating neighbourhoods that we would be proud to live in. The Green Party, in my opinion, is focused on what is most important. Local concerns, such as our schools, hospitals, and environment. How can we collaborate to create communities in which everyone feels safe, healthy, and proud to leave a legacy to their children or grandchildren?
I am the CEO of a risk management firm that advises charities, foundations, humanitarian aid organisations, universities, and governments and have been involved in Bath Welcomes Refugees. In my spare time, I enjoy working on my allotment and in the garden, going to Chelsea Road's shops and restaurants, and walking my dog.